Kevin Sorbo, not content to hate on atheists, has added blacks to his list by claiming that the protesters in Ferguson, MO, are “animals” and “losers.”
TV’s Hercules is starting to sound like Joe the Plumber, or Ted Nugent. And America, as you can see from the photo above, is starting to look like an American run by Ted Nugent.
Pictures, as they say, are worth a thousand words. In my thousand words then, I shall try to go deeper than this AP photo, or to at least provide some useful context.
“Ferguson riots have very little to do with the shooting of the young man. It’s an excuse to be the losers these animals truly are,” Sorbo wrote on Facebook, and that is certainly how the police sniper above seems to feel.
Sorbo’s Facebook post that has since been removed and replaced by an ” apology.”
The police have yet to apologize.
What Sorbo originally wrote was,
It is a tipping point to frustration built up over years of not trying, but blaming everyone else. The Man, for their failures. It’s always someone else’s fault when you give up.
That sounds like the House of Representatives to me. Sorbo has described John Boehner to a tee.
Sorbo said that the death of Mike Brown should serve as a “reminder to the African Americans that their president they voted in has only made things worse for them, not better.”
Their president. Not Sorbo’s.
And don’t get excited by his so-called apology. What he says is, “Yes. I am an idiot and do hold myself accountable for the way my post came off.”
Not what he felt, but how it came off. As apologies go, it’s not much of an apology. But then, what conservative apology is?
What Sorbo told TMZ is that he was, like politicians, “taken out of context”:
Like politicians always say, things are taken out of context,” he said. “Look, I’ve got plenty of friends from all races and all religions and all colors and all breeds. I’m hardly a racist.
Oh, I don’t know, I think the context was pretty clear. Much more telling was his previous claim that the protesters in Ferguson, MO, are “animals” and “losers.”
And for Sorbo, the media are “nothing more than agitators.”
The media promote chaos to boost their pathetic ratings. We should shut them all off and watch clips on the internet only when republished under fair use by a conservative media watchdog group.”
Oh boy. Sorbo is pumping in the Kool Aid via IV. He’s not even drinking it anymore. A conservative watch dog group. Really. Why bother when we have Fox News editing clips 24/7 to make Obama say things he never said.
We’ve already got Fox News’ expert assessment of Ferguson from a member of their Medical A-Team, Keith Ablow, who says Ferguson residents hate whites (heck, I’m white, and I’m beginning to hate me some whites too) and are psychologically suspect.
Sorbo’s suggestion is like suggesting we ask Joseph Goebbels to tell us about the Jews. Of course, that logic behind that no doubt sounds perfectly reasonable to conservatives, who love to ask the people responsible for America’s debacle in Iraq and Afghanistan to tell us how to solve the problems they created.
This is all disgusting.
Is it less disgusting than Ben Carson’s claim that it wasn’t the police who killed Mike Brown, but political correctness and the young man’s lack of a father figure? Carson, one of the GOP’s token blacks, wants the “agitators” and “criminals” in Ferguson punished, saying they need to “teach [their] children to respect authority.”
This is pretty much like Ted Nugent’s World Net Daily piece blaming liberalism for the death of Mike Brown, not conservative fueled racism, like his own. If President Obama is a sub-human mongrel to Nugent, what are the folks of Ferguson?
It’s a shame Kevin Sorbo again fails to see the extent to which Nugent’s column is an example of “blaming everyone else.”
Like Laura Ingraham, Carson praised Cliven Bundy and his gang of rebels. At that time, with a wealthy white man involved, it was important to “stand up against the government” and martial law was a sign of government oppression.
Carson also got with Steve Malzberg of Newsmax to compare the Ferguson protestors with Hamas. Crazy as it sounds to compare the people of Ferguson to Hamas, Carson told Malzberg that “political correctness is in the process of destroying this nation.”
So no, Kevin Sorbo is far from alone in demonizing the people of Ferguson, MO, who have lost not only some of their numbers to police bullets, but even their status as human beings. They have become not frustrated people dealing with rampant racism and oppression, but terrorists.
America’s conservatives have proved in the wake of the killing of Mike Brown that minorities will have no justice under Republican governance. They can expect to be controlled, however, and taught authority via tear gas and bullet.
Token blacks like the Quisling Ben Carson will cheer them on.
In Republican America, white folks are the real victims, particularly the fake-Christian variety, and every time conservative fueled hate results in another victim, Republicans know who to blame: liberals and the black victims themselves, who, we are told, are literally begging for the police to shoot them.
The sad truth is that Republicans could shoot Mike Brown, so in a collective sense, they did. They can’t shoot President Obama, though they’d like to, so they’ll settle for tearing America apart around him, suing him, impeaching him, and throwing him in prison where they have proven they think black men belong.
Republicans are outraged that in the wake of these egregious examples of racism that blacks in Ferguson are registering to vote, but the real impetus to vote comes not from liberals, but from the Republicans themselves, who have made the most compelling argument possible that they cannot be trusted to govern America.
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.